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Japan household assets rise to fresh record in June

/ Sep 20, 2017

Japan household assets rise to fresh record in June

Financial assets held by households rose 4.4 percent from a year earlier to a record ¥1.832 quadrillion ($16 trillion) at the end of June, up for the fourth straight quarter, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The growth was boosted by the increasing value of ...

/ Sep 7, 2017

Japan padded forex reserves by $8 billion in August

Japan's foreign exchange reserves grew $7.966 billion from the previous month to stand at $1.268 trillion at the end of August, up for the second month in a row, the Finance Ministry said Thursday. Of total external reserves, foreign currency-denominated securities accounted for $1.081 trillion. ...

Japan's retail sales rise 1.9% in July on year

/ Aug 30, 2017

Japan's retail sales rise 1.9% in July on year

Retail sales in July rose 1.9 percent from a year earlier to ¥12.2 trillion, up for the ninth straight month, the industry ministry said Wednesday. Sales of summer goods were brisk as temperatures soared nationwide in the reporting month, ministry officials said. The ministry said retail ...

Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

/ Aug 29, 2017

Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

Job availability improved for a fifth consecutive month to a 43-year high while the unemployment rate remained unchanged in July, government data showed Tuesday, highlighting Japan's ongoing labor shortage issue. The job availability rate rose to 1.52 positions per job seeker in July, up from ...